4 Opera Houses in the United States

4 Opera Houses in the United States

Opera began in the baroque period, which is during the 17th century. It began, like many other arts, in Florence, and from there its beauty has spread across the globe like an aria pulling at the heart strings. We want to take some time and look at a few of the houses...
6 Sad Characters

6 Sad Characters

While we like things to be happy we must admit, there is something about the sad, the devastating, there is something about the depressing that draws us in at times. Maybe we need a good cry, or maybe we need something in which to compare our own lives so we realize...
Four Fine Librettists

Four Fine Librettists

The words sung in an opera are just as important as the music yet most of the attention is on the musical composers. We would like to dedicate this issue to a few librettists that brought us the words we hear sopranos sing.   Augustin Eugéne Scribe Our first...
8 Benefits of Streaming Live Theater

8 Benefits of Streaming Live Theater

Entertainment is far more accessible today than it was when some of us were growing up. We personally remember the days of rotary dial telephones and a time when there was no call waiting, if you weren’t home when the phone rang, you didn’t get the call. We also...
6 Modern Magicians

6 Modern Magicians

Magicians perform the type of art that, like the circus, brings us back to our childhood. Even though, as adults we know that magic tricks are just a slip of the hand or, as they say, smoke and mirrors. Ironically, the show Smoke and Mirrors, brought the art form into...